June 25, 2009
|Delisting:||July 14, 2015|
|Available On:||None (See Below)|
|Links:||Battlefield Heroes homepage [Archive]|
Electronic Arts announced on April 15th, 2015 that several of their free-to-play titles would be shut down by July 14th, 2015. Though specific details were not given, the announcement alludes to low player counts and operating costs as the reason for the shutdowns:
On the other hand, some of our other PC free-to-play games are not as popular as they once were. So we find ourselves announcing the tough decision today that we are stopping development and winding down support for four PC free-to-play titles: Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield™ Play4Free, Need for Speed™ World and FIFA World. These games will be live for another 90 days, after which they will go offline.
In more than five years since most of these titles launched, how we play games has changed dramatically. These were pioneering experiences, and we’re humbled that, over the years, so many of you joined us to enjoy the games and the community. While we say farewell to these free-to-play titles in the next few months, we are always exploring new concepts and ways to bring great games to more players around the world.
Thanks to the fan projects, Rising Hub and Phoenix Network, it is possible to play Battlefield Heroes through private servers.
About the Game
“Calling all soldiers! Battlefield Heroes™, the unique Play 4 Free third-person shooter, has already recruited one million players to sign up for the game. With no barriers to entry, Battlefield Heroes is EA’s most recent title under the web-based free to download, free to play business model which generates revenue through advertising and in-game item sales. Recently going live in June, tens of thousands of new players are joining the battle daily.
Battlefield Heroes is easy to pick up and delivers all of the award-winning signature Battlefield sandbox multiplayer gameplay. The game features robust character customisation and a deep ability and mission system where gamers can spend hours building up their characters. Now anyone can be a hero on the battlefield.
Before going into battle across four intense maps, gamers can create a number of personalized characters. Battlefield Heroes features a non-traditional third-person camera view so players can admire their one-of-a-kind hero while taking out the enemy. Character customisation items are available for Valor Points (points earned by playing the game) or with Battlefunds (a fictional currency bought with a credit card or PayPal) so players can update or change their hero’s style at any time.
Battlefield Heroes is a new EA title that is offered completely for free and with its fun cartoon-style graphics, the game caters to players of all skill levels. It also features a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that each gamer in the 16-player matches are of equal skill and paired together for fair play.“
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Thanks to Alexander for submitting this game to the site